This is a real adventure trekking in a world where there are not many left, and a wonderful journey through the Indian Himalayas.
Zanskar trekking is a challenging Himalayan adventure trek in an exotic land of ancient kingdoms, high mountain passes, unforgettable landscapes, villages with a bit of exploratory trekking thrown in for good measure. A journey through Leh - Ladakh and Zanskar, once part of the Kingdom of Western Tibet, is a journey back through the centuries to a time when nomads transmigrated from one pastureland to another, and traded their salt and wool barley and staples with the people of the lowlands. The people of the lowland are typically and culturally rich in the villages and seen their living life style.
We can find while we were there that Tibetan Buddhist lamas, cliff-side monasteries, grazing yaks and lively, traditional villages add a sense of the otherworldly to our journey through Ladakh and Zanskar. The region, once explored by the old explorers in search of better trade, a route to forbidden Lhasa and unimaginable wealth, some days challenges us with high passes to cross and rivers to negotiates, and rewards is with a taste of 'old Tibet'. Our trek passes through the small Kingdom of Yulchung, a time barely remembered by the villagers, and continues across the Zanskar River gorges and through the canyons and spires of 'Bear Valley' to reach the ancient Kingdom of Zangla, the upper reaches of Zanskar. White-washed villages, ruined forts and dramatically perched Gompas await all of us, and we spend a few days trekking between them, tented camping in wonderful sites during the trek en route.
Our trek will be finish with a spectacular eight-day exploratory route west from Stongde Gompa to Brandy Nala, where our jeeps await us to drive us to Himachal Pradesh and our Hotel tucked away in the green hills of Manali from where continue drive take us to Delhi.
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